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Smolder: A Gothic Club Vampire Romance with Shifters

Underground Encounters, Book 1
Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux
Series: Underground Encounters, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Damaged heroes, fated mates, and forbidden love....

Welcome to Vamps, where the statues are so much more than stone.

Cursed

Flings are supposed to be harmless fun, right? Wrong. Gargoyle shifter Lucan learns this the hard way when his latest conquest curses him with dark magic, forever trapping him - and his brothers - in stone.

Witches be crazy....

Smolder

How had she missed the signs?

Ice blue eyes, intense stare, incredible accent....

Vampire.

At the rock climbing gym, he's a harmless crush. But, when Nike runs into Michel at an underground goth club, her reality and fantasy worlds collide.

And the consequences could be deadly.

Escape into Vamps, an underground goth club that attracts sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, sensual witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.

Start the Underground Encounters series with Cursed, meeting the gargoyle guards who reappear in other stories in the series. Continue with Smolder, the steamy vampire romance that continues when the club owner’s past catches up to him.

©2017 Lisa Carlisle (P)2019 Lisa Carlisle

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Vamps, Action, Shifters oh my !!

I read this book back in 2017 and was excited that it's now an audible book. We do get the beginning of their journey before it heads into the real story at heart here. Nike and Maya go hang out at a local club and it catches fire. Michel falls head over heels for Nike who is standoffish at first. The narrator handles the characters with ease and speaks clearly which is always a plus. The audio version was just as good as the book with a bit more oomph... Loved it...

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Good prequel

I enjoyed this book it was fun and entertaining, Good story you can never go wrong with Gargoyle shifter shifters, Narrator did a good job

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Fun

If you like Vampires and Gargoyles with some witch and a whole lot of humans mixed into a romance adventure then this book is for you. Nicely narrated.

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  • deanna
  • ELLINGTON, CT
  • 11-26-19

excellent story

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I find this story to be fantastic. I totally enjoyed the story and the naration.

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Smolder

I enjoyed this story a lot. It started out with the gargoyle shifters then switched to the vampire. I want to know more about the shifters and what is going to happen to them also if they will find their true mates and be able to lift the curse. I was very happy for Michel and Nike though definitely pay attention to who’s POV you’re in cause it switched around a lot. I was happy to get the prequel in this too since it sets up for the gargoyles got cursed and also how they made it to America. Basically do not screw with a witch or piss one off. Michel and Nike were great even with Michel’s crazy ex friend who just wanted revenge. I love Nike and the fact she was a firefighter. I want to know about these characters and the others in this series. A very good start to a series.

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Loving Finding a New Series Worth the Read!

I am fairly exclusively an avid audiobook reader, listening to hundreds of books a year, so I am critical of narrators since I have seen a bad narrator ruin great books. I prefer books with multiple narrators so there is less chance of character voice confusion and voices that are 'easy on the ears'. The narrator in this book did a great job and it was an easy listen.

Next is the story. I am not one to give a lot of specific story details since I feel you should read the story for that. But, I will say that Lisa Carlisle does a great job providing interesting characters and story, in a short time frame without feeling rushed. I am excited to see that the book is the first in a series so I can watch the characters continue to develop and see where she takes the overall story development. Smolder is definitely worth the read, or rather, listen.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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ARC review/audible

For honest review. With this book you get the prequel and get to meet the gargoyle brothers lucan, danton,mattias, who now work at vamos club after being cured. And you meet miche'l owner of the bar who is in love with nike a firewomen with the fire department. And what they go through . Awesome can't wait for more of this story.

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Smolder

From a crush to instalove this story is really fun to listen to. You have some drama and action and heat all combined to make an explosive book.

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A great adventurous story, life after death and finding love. The danger is exciting and the narrator very good to make the character anticipation enticing.

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The prequel & beginning of the Encounter Series

The prequel and beginning of the Encounter Series
A good story. and enjoyable narration.

Cursed
Hell hath no fury....as the saying goes. Double that for a witch. Lucan should never have had just some fun with her. He was warned she was dangerous. Witches and gargoyles don't match. Now not only does he have to suffer the consequences, so do his brothers.

Her curse leaves them in their stone form except for ...

Is there any way to remove the curse? Will leaving their country home and going to the city with the offer by a non-human give them a chance to overcome the curse?

Smolder
A night of dance and forgetting responsibility. Just me and my bestie dressed to attract attention, although we were by no means the most notable in this underground club. And who would notice but the man of my dreams--literally.
The night was getting interesting when Michel's past came at him and placed us both in danger.
What could have been the start might just be our finish? I wasn't letting him off. He needed to explain why we had to run and so much more. I couldn't believe it even if I'd seen enough. Now, on the run, in danger, and I still wanted him. If we lived what could our future possibly hold?
An introduction to a world within the mundane world. Beings humans had only read about but were all around. I'm ready for the series. Don't miss it.

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  • Sara B
  • 12-01-19

Entertaining!

Smolder is fast-paced and an entertaining paranormal romance. It began with gargoyle shifters then switched to the vampire; the bases for both are enjoyable. The plot and characters are well developed and engaging. I liked to find out more, and I look forward to the next audiobook in the series.

Lisa Carlisle does a satisfactory job with the narration. She has a very pleasant voice; the reading is clear and precise. The only thing that I didn't like is the French-accented voices, it was kind of distracting.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • sue ward
  • 11-17-19

Enjoyable

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This is a good entertaining read so why only 3 stars? Well, it feels like two books made into one!
It starts with three gargoyle brothers and the curse they’ve been put under, their time spent looking for a solution to break the curse which it looks like could be finding mates, all good so far. They are offered a job in another country, good I think, this could be their new start and where they’ll start to find their mate/mates and possibly break their curse but then the story becomes all about their vampire boss Michel and an old enemy trying to kill him, Nike is his love interest who’s just appeared on the scene when the attack happens, Michel takes her to a safe house to protect her, they are found way too easily and a fight to the death which again is way too easy considering he’s been hunting him for centuries!
As I said both parts are good, entertaining and action packed at times but I feel like I’ve read/listened to the first part of one book and the second half of a completely different book.